Thanks to a number of health related issues, the beginning of the 2018 year have been less than ideal. It’s been a long, painful month. Being me, I tried to find the positives to the challenges of January and realized that I now had a lot of practice with self care. Taking better care of myself is something that I’ve been working on and January forced me to be better at it.
I’m not one that’s big on “New Year Resolutions”. At. All.
Why? Why wait to start something until January 1st? Why not start your goals NOW? But you know what I realized? That I have a thing or two that I would like to achieve this year. I’ve been working on these goals, and with it being 2018, what better time to share them than now?
Regular and more frequent posts.
Posting on more of a schedule and with more frequency is something I have been working towards. Yes, life is busy, but isn’t that just more fuel for this fire? I’d like to think so!
Work with my Dremel.
I used to have my Dremel out all. the. time. But take a wild guess what tool is near impossible to use when you suffer from chronic migraines… Ugh, too many migraine flare-ups have caused me to put one of my favorite tools away for too long.
Drink more water.
We all know that it’s good for us. Yet, somehow… I just can’t do right by my body when it comes to my water intake. Hold me to it 2018!
Display more art.
Simple. So simple! But do I do it? No. And who know why? Couldn’t possibly be because I’m forgetful, or want to find that “perfect place”, or that I have kids who like to mess with things once I hang them up. Nope, that couldn’t be it.
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Another project where you need to make sure you leave enough time for everything to dry. Be sure to follow all directions on the ink/paint packaging, but other than that, this is one of the easier DIYs on our list.
By using an air-dry or polymer clay, you can make a stunning catch-all dish. Another gift that can be customized to fit any style and decor. Whether for keys, jewelry, or change, this DIY is practical and beautiful.
Jewelry wire, beads, and some pliers. The beads don’t even have to match. Seriously, that’s all you need.
Personally, I’d go for a “messy” nest look, as it hides minor mistakes. Personalizing this is easy, too! Change the number of “eggs”. Use a favorite color for the beads, or even the wire. Use birthstone colors for each egg.
If you’re making a necklace, don’t forget the chain or cord. Make a set with a ring or earrings. Use smaller gauged wire and smaller beads for a different look. Whatever you choose, don’t give up after a failed attempt or two. These birds nests are well worth it!